It’s been ages since I’ve come across a well priced sideboard – I’m not sure quite why (other than the fact that they’re great pieces of furniture!), but sideboards have become ridiculously popular in recent years! I get requests for them all the time, and when I look at the prices overseas for retro sideboards it would seem that it’s a worldwide phenomenon. So it was hard to contain my excitement when I stumbled across this great sideboard the other day – not only was it affordable, but it’s also one of the best looking sideboards that I’ve seen, plus it’s in great condition! There was a sticker on one of the doors that read ‘Springmaster’, and when I googled it I found one reference to a Springmaster sideboard, which the sellers said they brought with them from South Africa when they immigrated to Australia in the 1960s, so it might well be that that’s the name of the furniture manufacturer who produced this great piece, although it’s a bit odd that I can’t find any other references to the company.
The thing that really stands out is the design of the cupboard and drawer handles, which seem to scream ’60s. For me they’re a great example of really good retro design that balances functionality with aesthetics – not only are they stupidly good looking, but they work really well. I’ve replaced the handle on the bottom drawer with a plain metal knob, because the original was a little too crazy for my taste, but other than that everything’s as it was when it was first built, including the great curved shelf in what I would assume is a drink’s cabinet, although it would also be great or storing crockery.
This is one of those great pieces that you don’t see that often anymore. I hope somebody out there appreciates it as much as I do – and if not it’ll just have to stay with me for a bit longer!
Dimensions: 1.67m wide x 48cm deep x 85cm tall
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